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f there’s one thing in this city that bothers us more than any other — believe it or not, it’s neither the Philadelphia Parking Authority nor this state’s ridiculous booze laws, although we hate those things a lot — it’s the tendency of “public servants” to act like they’re goddamn entitled to the sun, moon and stars, no matter what else is going on. We saw this last year, when the Transit Workers Union (TWU) threatened to basically shut down the city during Halloween (!) and the World Series (!!) if SEPTA held the line on two-year wage freezes and some cuts to their health benefits. In the end, and after a weeklong (post-Series) strike, they got almost everything they wanted out of their temper tantrum. We saw it this summer, after the Nutter administration called for ending the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP), which has cost this broke-ass city at least $258 million over the last decade, with nothing to show for it. The city’s municipal unions threw their own temper tantrums and threatened to sue the city. And what did Council do? Spent tens of thousands of dollars on a new study of an old study, of course. (Surely, this dithering has nothing to do with the fact that six Council members are enrolled in DROP, including President Anna Verna, who stands to bank more than $584,000 in 2012.) We saw it when Schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman pocketed a $65,000 bonus, then rejected media requests for the

criteria the School Reform Commission used to award her that money. There are infinitely more examples, but you get the point. And all too often, as Ackerman demonstrates, this entitlement complex comes straight from the top. Just last week, we saw two stunningly perfect new cases: first, Frank Rizzo Jr., who is running for re-election next year despite having signed up for DROP in 2008. If he wins, he plans to collect his nearly $200,000 bonus, retire for a day, then come right back to work at full salary. He wouldn’t be the first: With the city’s blessing, Councilwoman Joan Krajewski and City Commissioner Margaret Tartaglione have already done the same thing, and Verna might do it, too. After a potential challenger, attorney Matthew Wolfe, announced that he may contest Rizzo’s eligibility to run in court, Rizzo told a reporter: “If Matt Wolfe has a problem with DROP, that’s his opinion.” In other words, piss off. At least Frank DiCicco, the other Council DROP enrollee to have announced a re-election bid, had the good sense to say that, while he’ll keep his DROP bonus and pension payments, he’ll donate his salary back to the city if he wins. That’s at least something. Rizzo, on the other hand, will take every last penny. After all, he’s entitled — oh, and he also voted to enact the program in 1999. Funny how that worked out. But Carl Greene takes the cake. The former head of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), who was fired after being hit with more sexual harassment lawsuits and other scandals than we care to count, has reportedly demanded $4 million (!) from the PHA to settle his wrongful termination claim. If the case

He kept being evil.

wasn’t settled, Greene’s attorney, Clifford Haines, threatened, he might just have to

ask some very embarrassing questions at deposition. Fortunately, PHA has to this point laughed off Greene’s audacity. Good on them. But there was one thing that stuck out in Haines’ bravado: He told the Inquirer last week, “Short of a crime against PHA, they can’t terminate him.” PHA had not responded to our request for a copy of Greene’s contract by press time, but this statement leaves us with two possibilities: Either Haines is full of shit, or he’s not, and that is an actual clause in Greene’s actual contract — and if that’s so, the board of directors that approved that contract needs to have its head examined. After all, Greene is a public official, paid with public money and his employment should be at the public’s will (manifested in the PHA’s board). He’s not entitled to anything. That he thinks otherwise, and thinks his firing is worth $4 million after the disgusting way he’s allegedly behaved, is a testament to how monstrous this entitlement beast has become. >>> continued on adjacent page


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 EVIL Honest to God, we never intended for the How Evil Is Tom Corbett? Barometer™ to become a weekly occurrence. We fig-

ured we’d use it a few times during the campaign, everyone would have a good chuckle, and that would be that. But then, well, Tom Corbett became governor-elect, and just … Kept. Being. Evil. Last week, it was his stated affection for that corpulent troll across the Delaware, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (as if anything admirable has ever come from the Jerz, besides Bon Jovi, of course). This week, it’s Corbett once again displaying, without shame, the degree to which he’s been bought — lock, stock and two fracking barrels — by the natural gas industry that wants to pillage the Marcellus Shale.As you know, the industry spent north of a million bucks to give Corbett the keys to the governor’s mansion, and Corbett has requited by insisting that Pennsylvania be the only gas state in the country that doesn’t tax drillers on the gas they extract. Corbett, you see, has bought into the industry argument that if Pennsylvania taxes gas drillers, they’ll forego the billions of dollars worth of gas beneath the Shale, because they’d rather not make billions of dollars than fork over a small portion of those billions of dollars to the state. Or something. Just as we were ingesting that little logic pretzel, we found out whom Corbett had tapped as the co-chair of his transition team: Christine Toretti, an Indiana County GOP bigwig who’s raised gobs of money for Republicans over the years. Oh, and: She’s also the chairman and CEO of the S.W. Jack Drilling Co., which is

— wait for it — drilling in the Marcellus Shale. In fact, S.W. Jack Drilling is the largest privately held land-based drilling company in the entire United States, and Toretti is such a mucketymuck that she served on the National Petroleum Council and the U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board during last Bush administration. This year, according to Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection records, her company has been cited twice for violating regulations, including for abandoning a well without plugging it. This isn’t to say Toretti is a bad person; indeed, many companies have exponentially more violations than hers. And, not for nothing, from 1996 to 2006 she sat on the board of The Andy Warhol Museum, which is pretty damn cool in our book. Still, it’s illustrative of the degree to which Corbett’s administration will be wedded to Big Gas — that is, completely. For making Pennsylvania a wholly owned subsidiary of the natural gas drilling industry, Tom Corbett gets a 23 — the full fucking Monty — on the 23-point HEITC?B™. And also, we give up. The end.

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thebellcurve CP’s Quality-o-Life-o-Meter

[ - 4 ] After examining the Philadelphia Housing

Authority’s records for two months, federal auditors decide to deepen their investigation of the agency. “For instance, what’s in the scrapbook labeled ‘Carl’s Pussy Memories’?”

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“I cannot comment other than to say we are fully cooperating and look forward to the findings,” says PHA chairman John F. Street. “Now, if you’ll excuse me, I believe I left my iPhone in the Caymans.”

[ + 3] Six nearby schools win the Department of

Education’s Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Award. The rest are given a PBR and one of those hugs that’s like “you tried.”

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Superintendent Arlene Ackerman wins the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s 2010 Outstanding Community Service Award. “I believe I shall put this on my shelf between the trophy bestowed up me by Citizens for Racially Motivated Violence and my medal of honor from the National Center for Ignoring Things and Hoping That They Go Away.”

[ + 5] Roy Halladay wins the National League Cy

[ - 2 ] Under a proposed pension law, the state and

school districts will contribute an additional $5 billion to Pennsylvania’s retirement systems over the next four years.“You go where the money is,” says lawmakers. “School districts.”

[ + 1 ] Cynthia Figueroa,a DHS deputy commission-

er, becomes the new president of Congreso de Latinos Unidos.“This is America — name your organization in English,” says Joey Vento to a guy who just wanted a cheesesteak.

[ + 2]The Michael Vick-led Eagles thump the

Donovan McNabb-led Redskins, 59-28, on Monday Night Football. After the game, Vick puts McNabb and Kevin Kolb in an empty swimming pool and makes them fight.

[ + 2] Bennett S. LeBow, a corporate executive

and Drexel University’s biggest benefactor, gives $45 million more to the school. “That’s cute,” says God from inside Penn’s $4.5 billion Godcage.

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BEHOLD THE BLUE RIBBONS ³ IF PHILADELPHIA’S SCHOOLS superintendent can do to

school violence what she’s done with the press, hoorah! Utopia is just a few press releases away. Last week, Arlene Ackerman and Mayor Michael Nutter announced the formation of a “Blue Ribbon Commission” on school violence and — voila! — the Internet was a cornucopia of news about the panel and its noble goal (we mean it) of reducing this city’s number of “persistently dangerous” schools from 20 to zero and improving safety in 26 other dangerous schools. This news came at an opportune moment: Ackerman was recently named “top urban school leader” by the Council of Great City Schools — whose board she formerly chaired, natch — and, following the announcement of the aforementioned blue ribbon panel, we learned that Ackerman will be honored at a gala by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. It was all the right kind of news, too: forward-looking, full of promises and goals and bright visions of a near future. This new commission is collaborative, a partnership of community members, clergy and city and school officials. It’s accountable, and will release regular reports and comes equipped with a subcommittee to check on progress on the ground, in the schools. It has four subcommittees, for crying out loud: Talk about thorough! Had the media looked backward, however, the view wouldn’t have been nearly so rosy. Had the press looked back just to this past February, they’d have seen — no! — basically the exact same story, from the last time Ackerman announced she would convene a panel to address school violence. That panel would begin its work in April, the Inquirer reported. (A District spokesman tells me that panel and the one announced last week are the same.) What’s more, had reporters looked back further still, they’d have found Ackerman announcing yet another panel to address school violence following the attacks on Asian students at South Philadelphia High School — events already forgotten by the search engines. Last winter, you may recall, Ackerman formed a “Racial and Cultural Harmony” task force with no less than 80 members and 11 subcommittees (wow!), which was to deliver its own report — goals, recommendations, etc. — in April. But it didn’t. In May, the school’s diversity chief — whose job was to lead the task force — resigned. When the report finally came out in September, it was five months past due and appeared to have been cobbled together — literally sentence by sentence — from a mishmash of recommendations that included such innovative racial-harmony plans as having students dress in native garb and introducing culturally diverse food to school lunch rooms. Egg rolls for peace, anyone? Ackerman called that report “solid.” None of this is to say that there’s anything simple about school violence, or that there shouldn’t be a blue ribbon panel, or that its reports won’t be useful. But, thus far, the most substantial results these various task forces and panels seem to have generated is good, good press.

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This news came at an opportune moment.

✚ If egg rolls could bring peace, Isaiah Thompson would be one hell of a

diplomat. E-mail him at isaiah.thompson@citypaper.net.

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SCREAM IN THUNDER Beautiful character piece about an impressive Philadelphia figure [Cover Story, “Prodigal Sonia: An Entreaty,” Bruce Walsh, Nov. 11, 2010]. More of this type of writing would give face to such a great city. The last question Sonia reads flows right through the author to all of us: How does one scream in thunder? Well done! Thomas E.C. Barclay V I A C I T Y PA P E R . N E T

THE REST OF THE STORY Nice article, but it stops abruptly at the mid-1970s [Cover Story,“Exiles on South Street,” Nov. 4, 2010, Jonathan Valania].There is much more to South Street’s story that goes well into the ’80s. Valania’s focus is solely on the ’60s generation and those who had a mainly entrepreneurial interest in South Street. Where’s the rest of the story? Jim Russo

Communities, I was disappointed that community organizing and coalition building effort was not covered more extensively. The efforts of my dad, Alice Lipsomb and others involved with the coalition are widely credited as having been key to stopping the Crosstown, and their efforts represented a groundbreaking success for coalitionbuilding and community organizing in Philadelphia. [That] story can also be found in a book authored by my dad, Tom Reinert and Janet Reinert, titled The Crosstown: A Case Study. Karen Sugarman V I A C I T Y PA P E R . N E T

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³ MY ASS IS still dragging from the 25th anniversary Greater Philly Film Office party and the new National Museum of American Jewish History opening. That doesn’t mean we don’t have jelly enough for a rip-snorting Icepack. As we speak, the Valanni/Varga Bar peeps are hiring folks for their yet-to-be-disclosed club with a concept for bottle-bar service. So, 40s in brown bags? Red wine fountains? Stay tuned. ³ Is Tim Burton’s Dark Shadowsremake withJohnny Depp (filming starts April 2011) shooting in the same Pennsylvania woods that Peter Jackson’s Lovely Bones did — or at least thinking about it? ³Back in the late 1980s/’90s the boy-child A.D. created/promo’d weekends at Philly’s sleaziest after-hours club, David Cohen’s Revival (Bob Denny did it before me) in Old City, where Bunnydrums, Thorazine and Akash played and DJs Bobby Startup and Rikki Lee spun to the delight of people fucking and snorting in the bathrooms. Fast forward to Nov. 22 and most of those characters’ new bands (e.g. Yeah Clementines) spin/play a mini-reunion with Philabundance benefiting from our new-found respectability at the same address where Revival was — National Mechanics at 22 S. Third. (Reunions at the original space put on by people who worked there — weird concept, right, Kennel Clubbers 2009?!) If you have videos of that Revival moment, burn ’em onto DVD and we’ll put them on a big screen. My eyes are watering already. And ask Startup when that Autistics LP from his punk-era band get its Rave/Up Dionysus release. ³ On the-hop-hip tip, Roots MC Black Thought joins Talib Kweli on not-so-conscious rap diva Chrisette Michele’s title track for her upcoming Def Jam jam, Let Freedom Reign.Wicked. ³ On the same week her sophomore joint Love Me Back drops, R&B-hop singer/songwriterJazmine Sullivan gets the Rising Star Award at the 2010 Billboard Women in Music event on Dec. 2 in NYC. Fergie will get the mag’s Woman of the Year Award. (P.S. 2009’s Rising Star winner? Lady Gaga.) ³And hey ladieees, an Evening of Wine, Women & Wisdom at Pinot Boutique Nov. 18 features Ben FM hostess-with-the mostest Marilyn Russell with guest Shenielle Jones of Fox 29.³ Rox Box,we hardly knew ye: We’re hearing the Manayunk/Roxborough live spot may’ve rocked its last rock. Say it ain’t so. ³ Stern-stalwart Gary Dell’ Abate’s signing They Call Me Baba Booey on Nov. 18 at Borders’ Broad Street. Speaking of books: I’m remiss if I don’t mention local graphic designer/oddball standup/America’s Got Talent runner-up Doogie Horner’s new book, Everything Explained Through Flowcharts.And Look for Ice Cubes on the good (Nigella Lawson), the bad (Adam Carolla) and the ugly at citypaper. net/criticalmass. (a_amorosi@citypaper.net)

TALKING HEADS: TEDxPhilly participants include (from left) film director Tanya Hamilton, Hybrid X Team founder Simon Hauger and musician Dallas Vietty. ARTWORK: SEAN MARTORANA PHOTOGRAPHY: DAN KING

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BE HERE NOW TEDxPhilly invites local visionaries to expound upon whatever’s on their mind at this very moment. By Holly Otterbein

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hen the speakers for TEDxPhilly talk about its theme — “right here, right now” — they don’t bring up Eastern mindfulness, the zeitgeist or anything else highbrow. They talk about Van Halen, Fatboy Slim and Jesus Jones. “My brain skipped right over the Buddhist interpretation of that and went for the Van Halen song,” says Zoe Strauss, Philly’s unofficial photographer laureate. Likewise, TEDxPhilly’s organizer, Roz Duffy, asks, “Have you heard of the Jesus Jones song? From the ’90s? That’s what I think of.” It’s totally Philly to conflate a spinoff of TED — the bourgeois, wonderfully cerebral conference founded in ’84, which has featured such speakers as Bill Gates, Malcolm Gladwell and Jane Goodall chatting about topics like fair labor practices, spaghetti sauce and strokes — with Sammy Hagar et al. And that’s not the only way we’ve made the California-born event our own: Most TEDx programs — independently organized TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) events, which the community plans completely with the global conference’s blessing — invite speakers from all over. Not so in Philly: All 17 are locals (unless you don’t count Stephen Powers, a current New Yorker who grew up in West Philly, though he’s really an honorary citizen since plastering “A

Love Letter for You” along the El). “We wanted to share Philadelphia with the world,” explains Duffy. “Plus, we originally came up with a list of 200 people who could be speakers, and we had to whittle it down somehow.” Duffy, who also co-organizes BarCamp Philly, was moved to create the city’s first-ever TEDx event after attending one in Baltimore; anyone, even a child, can head her own TEDx program, so long as she gets approval from the nonprofit. The final lineup is delicately curated: There’s Powers and Strauss, and there’s urban ag activist Nic Esposito and West Philly Hybrid X Team founder Simon Hauger. There’s Science Leadership Academy principal Chris Lehmann, Zahav chef Michael Solomonov, Temple neurologist Iyad Obeid, Night Catches Us director Tanya Hamilton and many more, all riffing on the “right here, right now” theme for about 18 minutes each. Plus, there’ll be live music: Between speeches, Dallas Vietty’s Musette Project will play buoyant, French accordion waltz pieces from the mid-20th century, and parts of his unfinished suite about the Delaware River. Interestingly, the musician in the group doesn’t first think of Van Halen when interpreting the event’s “right here, right now” theme — and he won’t be covering the song, either, thank you very much. Instead, he believes the appreciation of his muse, the river, is rooted in the moment. “I moved from the Mojave Desert to Bucks County, and the natural surroundings are very inspiring,” he says.

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Admit it — you wanted to be an astronaut when you grew up. And while you might have mastered the moonwalk, gravity has kept you grounded. Instead of wallowing in your terrestrial mire, dream vicariously through the experiences of a real-live spaceman. Prior to teaching at Penn State, Jim Pawelczyk was an astronaut on the Columbia. On Sunday at Penn State Abington (Nov. 21, abington.psu.edu) he’ll discuss the physics and practicality of humans living in space, dish on the secret history of local astronaut training facilities, and field your entirely sci-fiinformed questions. —Eric Schuman

Two weeks ago, George Lopez’s TBS show was pushed back an hour to make room for Conan, but instead of creating another Late Night-mageddon, the 49year-old Mexican-American comedian — who plays the Academy of Music Friday (Nov. 19, kimmelcenter.org) — welcomed the change, and it’s paid off. The Washington Post reports that 1.4 million people tuned in to see Lopez Tonight in the new time slot — double his average audience since the fall season began. —Daniella Wexler

³ drums Looking for a lift? Go see a taiko ensemble leaping and shouting for joy — literally — while thundering on enormous drums. The emotion is contagious. Kenny Endo is renowned for the depth of his knowledge and accomplishment in this Japanese drumming tradition. The native Californian uses flutes and strings and the very modern vibraphone in his latest show, “Gateway — ‘Ma’ vs Groove,” which hits UPenn’s Irvine Auditorium Friday (Nov. 19, shofuso.camp8.org). —Mary Armstrong

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THE ENGLISH PATIENCE: Harry, Ron and Hermione spend a lot of time waiting around in the second-to-last Potter film.

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copies in the U.S. alone, Hootie & the Blowfish couldn’t help but post diminishing returns. For those with their hearts set on the charts, a follow-up that sells only 3 million is a disappointment; the singleplatinum third album is shameful.The last two barely cracked the Top 50 and didn’t even go gold. As for frontman Darius Rucker’s solo R&B record, released in 2002, no one knew and no one cared. So Rucker’s gotta feel good to be back on the upswing. He topped the country charts in 2008 with Learn to Live,and he’s done it again with Charleston, SC 1966 (Capitol Nashville). People acted pleasantly surprised the first time around — it’d been a while since a black artist left his mark on Nashville — but listening to his latest, it seems a perfect fit. When it comes to songs written by committee, platitudes of gratitude delivered in a gruff but nonthreatening baritone, and glossy production, Rucker’s no baldheaded stranger. Given all the crying in these songs, he’s lucky his sturdy, soulful voice — his biggest asset by far — is so well suited to country. Tears are on tap in nine of the 11 songs on 1996’s Cracked Rear View,including two of the three Top 10 hits that made it such a tough act to follow. After two relatively dry openers, the crying jag kicks off with a damaged, R.E.M.-loving girlfriend (“Let Her Cry”) and a pussy-whipped Miami Dolphins fan (“Only Wanna Be With You,”) and doesn’t let up until the piano-based “Goodbye” caps a relationship and the record.Along the way, he makes racists and no-good women weep, while he laments the passing of his mother and the passing of time. Somehow, the songs all sound both bland and grandiose, but Rucker’s pain always sounds sincere, as does his belief in the healing power of music. Here’s a guy who swipes a whole verse from Bob Dylan, works references to Public Enemy and folksinger Nanci Griffith into the same song, and — on Charleston’s“In a Big Way” — compares himself to country legends George Jones and Charley Pride. Listening to the masters isn’t enough to put Rucker in their league, but if he enjoys swapping mildly boorish quips with Brad Paisley on “I Don’t Care,” well, he’s suffered long enough. (m_fine@citypaper.net)

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[ B ] THE WEIGHTIEST INSTALLMENT of the Harry Potter canon, The Deathly Hallows has sold 50 million copies since its 2007 release. The last book in J.K. Rowling’s series is perhaps also her riskiest, considering it plucks our tousle-headed teen heroes out of the familiar confines of Hogwarts and drops them into numerous compromising situations — lots of camping! — designed to challenge allegiances and erode goodwill. David Yates, who’s handled the last two Potter films, stays faithful to Rowling’s blueprints with the first half of his finale, so Part 1’s sluggish swathes should be chalked up to the realization that this is less a battle of sparkly-wand wits and more an effete college road-trip movie — just replace the smelly ’95 Toyota Tercel with nifty teleportation tricks. A fuming Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), enraged by the death of his mentor, Dumbledore, sets off on a search for the Horcruxes, soul fragments the noselessly evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) has hidden to ensure he never really dies. Besties Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) at his side, Harry traverses landscapes magical and muggle alike for a good chunk of Part 1, wearing oversize sweaters, sulking and bickering about which direction they’re going. If this sounds dull, it’s because it is — 2009’s Half-Blood Prince did adolescent anguish to the death, so constant cinematic reminders that the students are sensitive kids first and sorcerers second might come off redundant. Luckily, Yates orchestrates a slew of exhilarating sequences that remind us why Rowling’s universe is so compelling. Whether Harry and co. are infiltrating the Ministry of Magic’s bowels disguised as bureaucratic stiffs or breaking twigs on the run from a band of bounty hunters, the adventure at the core of the Potter mythology shimmers untarnished. —Drew Lazor

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INFINITE FLUX Guitarist Eric Carbonara offers a glimpse of Paradise before returning to India. By A.D. Amorosi

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can’t finish a piece until I feel a sense of closure to whatever the piece is about,” says Eric Carbonara. “In that way, the music is a victim to my life.” Perhaps that’s why The Paradise Abyss — his new solo instrumental album featuring seven personal autobiographical narratives — took two years to write. The Upper Darby guitarist used a friction peg flamenco guitar and techniques borrowed from Andalusian Romany, Hindustani, North African and Western classical guitar music to shape what he calls thematic song poems. “Each of the pieces went through a variety of endings and transitions,” he says. “They develop as my life unfolds, so they can often take a long time to finish.” Next week, life is taking him to Kolkata, India, where he’ll again study with master slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya. Carbonara, who grew up in the woods and cornfields of State College, stuck around his hometown to study anthropology at Penn State. There he got into ethnic music and ethnographic film, traded a Gibson SG for a sitar and took a semester in New Zealand, where ethnomusicologists turned him onto gamelan and Indian music. He barely let his graduation cap hit the ground before he was studying sitar at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, Calif. “That was mind-blowing, to sit with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan,” says Carbonara. “I have a vivid memory of when he asked me to get his sarod, how I was holding something that’d been used to

transmit so much beauty and emotion.” Carbonara’s devotion earned him the chance to be a full-time student in Jamshedpur, but India and Pakistan were escalating their ancient war over Kashmir at the time. “My teacher kept saying, it’s OK, you can come, if you keep love in your heart, you will be safe. My parents called me nuts and said you’re not going over there.” Carbonara shelved the idea after a bombing in Delhi. Anxious to get Eric Carbonara out of State College, he found a warehouse in Kensington in 2001, spent the money he saved for India on equipment and started recording albums like Toward a Center of Infinite Flux and Exodus Bulldornadius. An upcoming devotional effort with harpist Jesse Sparhawk, Sixty Strings, references the number of strings shared between the lever harp (38 strings) and Carbonara’s 22-string hand-built upright Indian chaturangui. When he finally set foot on Indian soil in 2008 — the day terrorists killed 166 people in Mumbai — he found a country of converging polar extremes of religion and tradition. “It must appease my Gemini nature,” he says. Convention has never been the guitarist’s strong suit. When he was a kid he had an instrumental acid-psych group with the unfortunate name of Jason Likes Science. “But I never actually learned how to play. Never had a teacher until Ali Akbar College. I still don’t know how to read, write music or hold the guitar in the correct way.” He collected reel-to-reel analog recorders, became obsessed with doing “Frippertronics” and spent a Philadelphia minute in the band Soft People trying to imitate Tom Verlaine, to no avail. “A big part of

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me really wants to be in a more traditional band, but every time I try I just find that I’m kind of bad at it.” Yet for all his disavowing of pop convention and structure, The Paradise Abyss’ softly spun spare melodies and twitchy pluckings connect with the force of a Bacharach or a Beatle. “My brain sends a signal to my hands, which plucks the strings, makes the melody, the strings vibrate molecules and force changes in air pressure, which are picked up by a listener’s ears, which sends a signal to their brain, which finally sends a signal to their heart, where they hopefully feel what I feel.” Carbonara has no ambition to strictly play Indian, flamenco or any other kind of music. He simply wants to develop a vast vocabulary of techniques to express himself with a form of pidgin language. “I’m not a spiritual person in most respects but I do devote myself to being a conduit through which musical and universal truth speaks.” (a_amorosi@citypaper.net) ✚ Sat., Nov. 20, 7 p.m., $5, with Jesse Sparhawk

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construction attorney specializing in private contractors, got tired of wearing what he calls “foreignmade button-down shirts with billowing fabric at the waist.” He saw an opportunity to create dress shirts for men who demanded more for their image — and their buck. “After a few years of tinkering with patterns,” he says, “I eliminated the right amount of excess fabric that plagued most shirts.” That’s how Commonwealth Proper started in 2009, creating hand-stitched limited-edition shirts based on the notion that men’s clothing, above all else, should fit properly. “You can sacrifice a lot of things related to clothing, but fit is not one of them,” says the legal eagle. “I wanted to service all clients, no matter what their size.” In a week and a half, von Schroeder, along with Commonwealth cohorts Jay Tidwell and Aaron Pierce (formerly of Barneys Co-Op), is opening the studio on 17th and Spruce, where clients can hang, shop and drink while gazing at the works in progress and the tools of their trade. If this makes Commonwealth Proper sound like more than just a place to get a nice shirt, that’s the point. It’s more like an interactive art gallery, with custom made-to-measure (modified house patterns) and bespoke (from scratch, without pre-existing patterns) suits as their expressionist stock-in-trade.

“We’re devoted to ‘offset’ pockets, which is a vertical pocket that is functional, yet slims the hips,” says von Schroeder. “While they’d never admit it, most guys don’t like wide hips. We’re able to make portly men look dashing and slim men sophisticated — all by creating a garment that fits their body perfectly.” As for Commonwealth Proper’s studio concept: “The whole thing was inspired by the founding fathers and Civil War generals, who, in their own time, gathered to philosophize about independence and strategize while smoking cigars.” If this all makes you think of Union League-meets-Savile Row, you’re on the right track. “It’s a social club of sorts,” says von Schroeder, “where one of the perks of membership is dressing well.”

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People don’t differentiate among transgender, transsexual and transvestite. Further, someone could dress up in drag for a photo shoot and not necessarily be any of those. Indeed, some of Green’s models are straight guys. She sees my point, but believes her photos don’t inadvertently lampoon the community. “It’s fun, it’s lively, but it’s also supportive,” she says. “It’s not visually degrading. As long as that’s true, as long as you can see the love in the photos, it’s OK.” And what of the misunderstanding that exists among more general audiences? “There’s a lot of misunderstanding even in the queer community,” Green says. “But if [the calendar] gets people talking about it, if it creates a dialogue, that’s awesome. It’s OK to have questions.” (j_vettese@citypaper.net)

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red, black, white and yellowish brown. A carnivalesque crowd fills the wings: contortionists stretching, a pole-walker strutting, an acrobat hanging, musicians playing. An androgynous figure stands at center, sporting a top hat and striped tights, a light moustache, shirt slightly unbuttoned, head slightly cocked, looking slyly at the lens. This festive scene is a standout in Sarah Green’s 2011 “Glitterlip” drag calendar (being released in a Dec. 4 variety show at Adobe Café on East Passyunk), even though the Philly photographer would tweak it if she could. “Oh, I definitely like it,” she says of the shot. “I just had this vision of a crazy carnival, people blowing fire or spinning fire. I had this concept of filling up the empty space with a wall of loud people doing loud things.” To a degree, the calendar shows Green’s vision. To a degree, she wants to respect the vision of the people she photographed. Some are performing drag queens, some are friends who felt like dressing in drag; many are both. Green asked each what their dream photo shoot would be, and she made it happen through brilliant art direction. A colorful photo starring performer Dave End is set in a candy shop. Our subject wears a bright pink cake dress, adorned with pinned-on plastic fruits: red raspberries, yellow lemons, orange oranges. In congress with the multicolored checkered floor and jars of jelly beans in the background, the colors practically leap out of the frame. By comparison, a mostly monochromatic image can be just as much of a blast. Joey “Juicebox” Parzenese dresses as a superhero: black Uma Thurman-circa-Pulp Fiction wig, black unitard, black shoes, gray cape and tights, standing on a gray sidewalk against a painted black wall (pictured). A bright red ray gun is pointed at some unseen enemy, and Juicebox makes a comical, aggressive sneer. Each subject picked his idea and wardrobe, while Green scouted for a matching location. “I’m attracted to color, and I’m always paying attention,” she says. “I look for bright places, but plain bright places.” This is the second year Green has put together

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a drag calendar; the project evolved in response to a photo shoot she worked on in 2009 for a pinup calendar. Green describes the scene — two gay soldiers kissed on Penn’s Landing behind a girl in a Marines shirt. Green remembers the art director standing out of frame, shouting, “Show more panties!” The misogyny grossed her out. “I can’t say it’s not a political calendar, because it is all in support of crushing the gender binary, supporting the idea of gender being more fluid,” she says. Green calls it her “genderfuck” calendar — one that has touches of home for subjects. But I also wonder if it engages in the kind of stereotyping she sought to avoid. For example, the trans community is arguably the least understood and most mocked wing of the LGBT acronym.

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PRIEST STRANGLERS. GUITAR WIRES. LOVE LETTERS. Imaginative pastamakers have been giving their cuts creative names for centuries, and the Italian renaissance that’s currently sweeping this city (Barbuzzo, Zavino, Amis, etc.) has carb-lovers confronted with shapes that are hard enough to pronounce, let alone visualize. “We’re definitely seeing a trend toward unique shapes and cuts,” says Pete Severino, whose family’s Westmont, N.J., pastaficcio has been rolling, pulling, pinching and brassdie-extruding 200 types of pastas for the past 40 years. “Because [cooking] is getting back to grassroots, the appeal of many of these pastas is how oldschool they are.” Severino is always on the hunt for unusual pastas he can broker to local restaurants. On a recent trip

to Bologna, he discovered gramigna (“little weed”) and had his brass man in Brooklyn cast a die for the fiddlehead-shaped twists. (They’re now on Adam DeLosso’s menu at Garces Trading Co.) “As more and more pasta shapes go mainstream, I keep trying to search out the funkiest cuts and stay ahead of the curve.” Which means more and more Italian tongue-tanglers are coming soon to a restaurant near you. Let this primi primer prepare you for the pastas we’re seeing on menus right now, from postage stamps to handkerchiefs. ■

Francobolli

Translation: Postage Stamps Eat It: Osteria (640 N. Broad St.) These ravioli relatives are just slightly larger than their lick-to-stick namesake. “This pasta is always on the menu [at Osteria],” says chef/co-owner Jeff Michaud, who plumps the translucent postage stamps with a mix of sticky Robiola and nutty Parmigiano

tied together with beaten egg. “We toss [the francobolli] in the sauce,” a simple simmer of butter, thyme, garlic and pasta water boosted with sautéed royal trumpets, “and top it with more grated Parm.” ■

Fazzoletti

Translation: Small Handkerchiefs Eat It: Le Virtù (1927 E. Passyunk Ave.) These 3-by-3-inch diamonds are as rustic as pasta gets, essentially rolled out dough cut (or torn) into thin kites. Le Virtù’s Joe Cicala works fresh parsley into his semolina-free fazzoletti dough of eggs and 00 flour, which gives the peasant pasta a pretty green speckling before they’re boiled and tossed with luxe Long Island duck ragu spiced with juniper berry, rosemary, battuto, black pepper and cloves. ■

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Eat It: James (824 S. Eighth St.) This jewelry box isn’t so much a cut of pasta as a pasta dish, but it’s too cool not to include. “I read about Venus’ jewel case a long time ago in one of my favorite cookbooks,” says chef Jim Burke, who added the sexy bundles to his menu after introducing it at a collabo dinner with Blackfish’s Chip Roman. “There was a strictly-pasta restaurant in Bologna, and this was their specialty.” Burke takes housemade spinach fettuccine in baconstudded, bottarga-scented cauliflower béchamel and gift-wraps the just-shyof-al-dente noodles in a wide round of thin, cooked pasta by bringing up the circle’s sides and pleating the edges. Egg-washed and dusted in breadcrumbs and Parmigiano, the cases go into a buttered gratin dish and bake until golden. ■

Strozzapreti

Translation: Priest Stranglers Eat It: Barbuzzo (110 S. 13th St.) Legend says the Catholic clergy that first ate these hand-rolled, 2-inch twists consumed them so quickly they choked to death. Some strozzapreti doughs call for Parmigiano and egg whites, but at Barbuzzo, Marcie Turney uses just semolina and water to make the stranglers she tops with perky preserved lemon-and-walnut pesto, Blue Moon Acres wild arugula, Roman sheep’s milk ricotta and

roasted hen-of-the-woods mushrooms. “It’s one of our most popular pastas,” Turney says, “especially because we can easily make it vegan by omitting the ricotta.” (See our review of Barbuzzo on p. 30.) ■

Pansotti

Translation: Pot-bellied Eat It: Paradiso (1627 E. Passyunk Ave.) With their corners folded over each other like a glutton cradling his overfed stomach, it’s no wonder pansotti means pot-bellied in Italian. This fat-filled pasta is a specialty of Genoa, as well as Paradiso, where chef/owner Lynn Rinaldi plumps pansotti with sheep’s milk ricotta and dresses them in a traditional sauce made from crushed walnuts, toasted bread crumbs, garlic and grated Parm. ■

Reggiano — down half the belt and folding the naked side over the fillings. Once pinched and cut, Katz lets the filling shine by keeping the sauce straightforward: sage-brown butter and a priestly anointing of emeraldgreen Styrian pumpkin seed oil.

Agnolotti

Translation: Priest Hats Eat It: Mémé (2201 Spruce St.) According to Mémé’s David Katz, the difference between agnolotti and ravioli is that the former employ a single sheet of pasta folded over itself, while the latter require a second sheet. Piedmontese housewives make agnolotti, which can be triangular or crescent-shaped, one by one, but Katz and crew follow a more modern method, rolling out a long belt of pasta, piping the filling — currently butternut squash, onion, egg yolk, nutmeg and

Stradette

Translation: Little Roads Eat It: Modo Mio (161 W. Girard Ave.) Stradette are long pappardelle-like noodles whose bright yellow color comes from cornmeal, an everyday ingredient in Piedmont, where this pasta comes from. “It’s a traditional Piedmontese pasta,” says chef Peter McAndrews, who serves the pasta at his Modo Mio. “I’d never even seen stradette stateside.” The cornmeal gives the noodles a natural sweetness McAndrews cuts with sautéed leeks, meaty porcini, nutmeg and cream. ■

Gramigne

Translation: Little Weeds Eat It: Garces Trading Co. (1111 Locust St.) The loosely coiled short-cuts Pete Severino brought back from Bologna just debuted on the menu at Garces Trading Co., where chef Adam DeLosso deals the curls a wintry goat Bolognese fortified with Sangiovese and topped with salty Sardinian goat’s-milk Pantaleo cheese. (adam.erace@citypaper.net)


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amazing cocktail destinations is reason alone to raise a glass. But what if you don’t know what the hell is in that glass to begin with? We’ve picked the encyclopedic brains of some of our favorite drink mixers in the hopes of breaking down a handful of the not-so-familiar spirits we see on menus around town. ■ Amaro | What Now? Amaro refers not to a specific brand or spirit, but to a family of them. “Amaro simply means ‘bitter’ in Italian, and is a wide umbrella,” says Al Sotack of Franklin Mortage & Investment Co. (112 S. 18th St.). Herbs, distinctive spices (think clove or cinnamon), fruit rinds and roots are typical flavoring agents in amari, which tend toward a bitter profile and generally hover around 60 proof. Try This: For a amaro-immersive experience, order Sotack’s Evil Woman Swizzle, which combines two amari — Averna and Nardini Amaro — with sugar, lemon, bitters, red wine, a clove tincture and Punt E Mes (see right) in a tall glass. It drinks like a punch, and is one in the face if you are not careful. ■ Aperol | What Now? An Italian apertif, Aperol’s chief flavor characteristic is bitter orange (think the pith of

the fruit), but sip it straight to pick up gentian root and rhubarb. Try This: Go old-school at Cichetteria 19 (267 S. 19th St.) with a classic Spritz, which combines Aperol with Prosecco and soda. Or try the 2 to 2 at Catahoula (775 S. Front St.), in which Aperol does well smoothing out the aromatic presence of absinthe alongside lemon, simple syrup and orange bitters. ■ Cocchi Americano | What Now? A blend of fruit, spices and herbs is naturally infused, with quinine, into Moscato d’Asti wine to create Cocchi’s unique bitter/spicy base. Try This: At Oyster House (1516 Sansom St.), order the Lion Tamer, where Courvoisier and Dolin Rouge vermouth join Cocchi in a wine glass for a drink subtle enough to bolster a daytime drinking habit. ■ Cynar | What Now? Cynar (CHEE-nar), a low-alcohol spirit that’s considered an amaro, is made with artichokes. But don’t go drawing butter just yet. “It doesn’t necessarily taste like artichokes,” says The Franklin’s Colin Shearn. “But it does have a vegetal, earthy quality found nowhere else.” Try This: Get Shearn’s House of Lords, which sees Cynar curtailing the sweet profiles of Pimm’s and crème de peche.

■ Carpano Punt E Mes | What Now? Punt E Mes is a red vermouth with bitters already added, so it’s technically a cocktail before it’s even mixed with anything. Try This: At Noble (2025 Sansom St.), Christian Gaal’s Saratoga calls for equal parts rye and cognac, Punt E Mes and orange bitters for a tricked-out take on the classic Manhattan. ■ Green Chartreuse | What Now? Green Chartreuse is a very powerful (110 proof!), very peculiar herbaceous spirit. It’s got a whimsical backstory — it’s distilled by French Carthusian monks and contains a secret list of 130 herbs and plants go into the distilling, and it’s claimed that only two monks can make it. “It’s not for your average drinker,” says London Grill bar manager Cristina Tessaro. “But if you’re feeling adventuresome, this is a great step to take.” Try This: London mixes a mean Last Word — equal parts Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, gin, lime juice and Chartreuse. At Oyster House, try bartender Andy DiGiulio’s The Truth About Us, which brings together bourbon, Chartreuse, Campari (similar to Aperol), bitters and citrus peel. (drew.lazor@citypaper.net)


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³ “WOMEN THINK MEN who cook are sexy,

and it involves fire, sharp instruments and meat.” We’re informed of this early on in Recipes Every Man Should Know (Quirk Books, Nov. 10), a handy-dandy cooking guide — a little black book, literally — marketed as a culinary building block, essential reference for the kitchenimpaired XY-er in your life. If The Joy of Cooking is the bible for the ambitious at-home chef, then consider this the holy text for the man who eats Tombstone pizzas more often than he changes his bedsheets. Though that introductory promise reads boorishly, the book itself doesn’t go the predictable 12-year-old “balls are funny!” dude-humor route. (Ha-ha, balls!) Co-written by San Diego food blogger Susan Russo and Philly-based author Brett Cohen, Recipes is the feed-me-Seymour companion to Cohen’s 2009 Stuff Every Man Should Know, a similarly slim volume that schools developmentally challenged gents in the fine arts of tying neckties and asking the boss for a raise. Instructions, often accompanied by fun little illustrations, are broken down in a spare and clear-cut manner, never spanning more than two pages. There are some very helpful gems tucked into this pocket-size book, including sections on breakfast (dog-ear the eggy “Hangover Cure”), cocktails, cooking steaks and burgers (both on grills and in pans) and properly carving a turkey (helpful for the impending holiday). Straightforward crowdpleasing recipes include beef-and-beer chili and bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Almost a quarter of one chapter is devoted to bacon recipes. Then there’s the silly filler, much of which does not involve actual cooking. A “Real Beer Float” (“Pour beer in a glass. Add ice cream. Drink.”) does not need its own page. A cook who would like to be taken seriously should never follow the book’s “bacon brownie” instructional, which suggests adding half a dozen strips of bacon to store-bought brownie mix. Now back to pizza. “At some point,” Recipes reads, “a man has to make his own pizza.” That’s very true, so much so that I’m willing to forgive the fact that the “recipe” calls for pre-fab pizza dough (“If frozen, thaw completely before using”) and jarred marinara. Women definitely think men who cook are sexy — and come on, what’s sexier than flour-caked forearms? Make your own dough. (drew.lazor@citypaper.net)

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BARBUZZO | 110 S. 13th St., 215-546-9300, barbuzzo.com. Lunch Mon.Fri., noon-3 p.m.; dinner nightly, 5 p.m.-mid. Snacks, $3-$9; salads, $6-$9; pizza, $13-$15; pasta, $11-$14; plates, $8-$18; boards, $13-$16; desserts, $6-$8. Reservations recommended. Wheelchair accessible.

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he last entry on George Sabatino’s blog, georgesabatino.com, is dated July 19. “I went from the bad kind of really busy to the wonderful kind of really busy recently,” he wrote. “Barbuzzo is around the corner and we have been able to get into the kitchen this past week.” More on: Food porn pics follow — pig’s feet, sausages, fresh fior di latte — with Sabatino listing the salumi he would craft. Four months later, some are ready and some are still curing, but Barbuzzo, the fourth restaurant in Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s 13th Street empire, is open and thriving, and Sabatino hasn’t updated since. As Turney’s right-hand man, the chef de cuisine has likely reached a whole new level of busy. Effortless, exciting and affordable, Barbuzzo is so primally satisfying that you’re planning a return visit before you even finish dessert. I went on a Sunday and returned the following night. My two-time server chuckled while pouring the house-bottled water: “We’ve been seeing a lot of that lately.”

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Lolita, Bindi and Grocery, Turney and Safran’s other eateries, have always been very good — Sabatino came from Bindi, executive sous chef Nikki Hill from Grocery — but have they ever ranked among the city’s best restaurants? Barbuzzo does. She’s in the kitchen with Sabatino and Hill, turning out seasonal small plates with a bordering-on-reverential respect for ingredients. Every ooh and ahh you’ve heard about Barbuzzo’s food, from glassbrittle “pig popcorn” chiccharones dusted in espelette pepper to the dreamy budino tucked layer by salted-caramel layer into a Mason jar, is a million percent true. Local greens are anointed with Italian oils and salves. Root vegetables are exhumed from ground and raised on pedestals. Green Meadow pigs become lardo, guanciale, sausage — find each on a pizza — and, with the help of ground short rib, meatballs so light they’d float off their cast-iron skillet were it MORE FOOD AND not for the caper-studded red pepper relish DRINK COVERAGE holding them down. AT C I T Y P A P E R . “I wanted the meatballs to be that dish N E T / M E A LT I C K E T. people would come back for,” Turney said in an interview. Mission accomplished. As if these orbs weren’t boldly seasoned enough — count fennel, coriander, red chili flake and chopped cornichons among their mix-ins — Sabatino stuffs each with caciocavallo, a sharp Sicilian cow’s milk cheese that becomes the meatball’s molten core. But there’s so much more I’d go back for — like pasta, all made inhouse. Hill’s sheer ricotta-and-caciocavallo ravioli, slicked with brown butter; tender twists of strozzapreti buried under black walnut pesto, perked with preserved lemon. The breadcrumb-dusted >>> continued on page 34


               

   

    

   


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Sixpoint Pop-Up Brewery at City Tap House Fri.Sun., Nov. 19-21, $5-$10 ³ City Tap House’s first-ever Pop-Up Brewery puts distinctive microbreweries on draft in the bar’s private lounge. First up is Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Craft Ales, serving Red Tuft ESB, Righteous Ale and many more brews — including the nearly-kicked summer seasonal Apollo Wheat. (Only 10 kegs left!) Snag a limited-edition glass with two draft pours for $10, or stick to the bar’s $5-per-Sixpoint price plan. City Tap House, The Radian, 3925 Walnut St., 215-662-0105, citytaphouse.com. Country Delight at Pub & Kitchen Tue., Nov. 23, 4

p.m., pay as you go ³ Giddy up for Pub & Kitchen’s second annual Country Delight, a down-on-the-farm foodie evening of the Southern-fried variety. Sip $3 canned beers, or order “Mickey’s Delightful Punch” for $4 (max two per customer — so it’s gotta be good). Food-wise, expect buttermilk fried chicken, cider-braised greens and Anson Mills grits with honey and butter. Yee-haw! Pub & Kitchen, 1946 Lombard St., 215-545-0350, thepubandkitchen.com. A Taste of History: Dining in the 18th Century at the Rosenbach Museum Thu., Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m., $10

³ Before TV dinners (and, for that matter, TV), eating was a complex affair: In the 1700s, etiquette was key, and food took much longer to prepare. Women’s history/historic food specialist Kimberly Costa’s presentation will focus on food prep, presentation and preservation; afterward, guests can sample “historically accurate” sweetmeats and pick up recipes from the time period. RSVP at rsvp@rosenbach. org. Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-2010 Delancey Place, 215-732-1600, ext. 123, rosenbach.org. Pickletini Tasting at Hudson Beach Glass Thu., Nov. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $40 ³ Philadelphia Distilling is showing off McClures Pickles’ newest products — martini brine and Bloody Mary mix — at Hudson Beach Glass. The local company’s Penn 1681 Vodka and Bluecoat Gin will be on hand to mix perfect pickletinis, served in Hudson-crafted “jar goblets.” Watch a demo on how the vessels are made, and take yours home once your glass is empty. Tickets at hbgphilly.ticketleap.com. Hudson Beach Glass, 26 S. Strawberry St., 267-319-1887, hudsonbeachglass.com. —Rachel Burgos


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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1|B Read Drew Lazor’s review on p. 17. (AMC Cherry Hill, Pearl, Roxy, UA 69th St., UA Grant, UA Main St., UA Riverview)

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“My memories that I do get,” says Mark Hogancamp, “they come back in stills, just a single shot, but no context.” They remind him that he was married, lived in a nice house, and was beaten nearly to death one night outside the bar where he works in Kingston, N.Y. Since then, he’s learned to walk and speak again — and also to translate his experience into art. Jeff Malmberg’s extraordinary documentary not only follows Mark’s self-narration, but also showcases the photos he’s taken of the circa-WWII Belgian village he’s made up out of plywood and dolls. Marwencol’s population includes 27 Barbies and Mark’s alter ego, a U.S. soldier. Having learned that before the attack he was a terrible drunk, antagonistic and angry, now Mark wants the bar in Marwencol to be a place where everyone can come together to drink and smoke cigarettes, the Americans, the Germans, the French: “Everybody got along,” he says, “nobody was against one another, no matter what clothing they wore.” Attentive to details in his world, Mark drags jeeps along pavement to make sure the tires are suitably worn, paints dolls’ faces and meticulously sets up situations to photograph — cat fights and romances, snowy street

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127 HOURS|B+ Devout outdoorsman and professional loner Aron Ralston (James Franco) finds the sticky end of solitude when he’s trapped at the bottom of a remote ravine, his right arm pinned by a loose boulder. Apart from a few flashbacks, the movie stays with him, but Danny Boyle’s jittery, adrenalized camera is everywhere, even inside his rapidly draining CamelBak, working your nerves raw. Like a steroidal Into the Wild, the movie, adapted from a true story by Slumdog Millionaire’s Simon Beaufoy, follows Aron to the logical end of his lone wolf lifestyle, leaving him with nothing but his wits and the contents of his backpack. As they’re laid out in front of him, his belongings make up a paltry inventory, just as the two hikers (Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn) he meets and flirts with before his accident serve as a reflection of his transient relationships; they’re clearly interested in him, but when he doesn’t show up at the party they’ve invited him to, they just assume he’s blown them off. Because they expect nothing from him, they have no reason to suspect anything is wrong. Boyle’s clangorous montage risks overkill, and it may take a while to recover from the movie’s stomach-turning climax. But that’s only because he succeeds so thoroughly in getting under your skin. —Sam Adams (Ritz East)

(Kristin Scott Thomas) who leaves her husband for a husky laborer (Sergi Lopez) and is made to regret her transgression? Nope. The gunshot that ends the movie’s opening flash-forward gives you an idea how deep she’ll sink, and the rest is just charting her inevitable decline. Corsini at least has nailed down a top-flight cast, which also includes Yvan Attal as the vengeful cuckold who tightens the purse strings as if he’s fitting his wife for a noose, but Lopez is cast so close to type there’s little for him to do. Scott Thomas, as always, suffers exquisitely, but that’s not enough to hang a movie on. —S.A. (Ritz at the Bourse)


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scenes, Mark’s torture by the SS and subsequent rescue by “the women of Marwencol.” If the town helps him to sort out his past from a distance, the film becomes another process, a means to self-understanding and a commentary on a wider world. When the photos are published in a magazine and then displayed in a New York gallery, the film also documents reactions. A function of remembering and also forgetting, the scenes and photos are at once perfectly contained and elusive, a story of recovery and discovery. —Cindy Fuchs (Ritz at the Bourse)

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become a criminal in order to break his wife (Elizabeth Banks) out of prison, where she’s been sentenced to life for murder. Crowe, huddling into his bearish frame with a furrowed brow and mouth agape to represent a man more comfortable with intellect than action, finds some of the humor in researching car theft on YouTube and stumbling into rundown neighborhoods with only TV crime shows as guide. But Haggis is lacking in a capacity for humor, filming even car chases with the same morose fatalism as his racial screeds, making much of the implausible yarn teeter into unintentional absurdity. —Shaun Brady (UA Riverview)

Leave it to Paul Haggis to make even a heist film self-important and ponderous. Most filmmakers see the genre as a day off for the intellect, embracing the breezy mechanics of watching a plan come together (see Soderbergh, Steven, and the Oceans Umpteen). While The Next Three Days doesn’t quite have enough on its mind to become a completely schematic lecture a la Crash, Haggis simply can’t contain his pedantry. A scene where Russell Crowe’s English prof lecture about the “triumph of irrationality” in Don Quixote neatly spells out the theme of the film in blackboard-friendly terms, as if preparing the audience for a pop quiz. It’s a shame the director is such a downer, because there’s a good amount of fun to be had in the story of a dull family man trying to

TODAY’S SPECIAL|C Though it’s as predictable as the menu at an Indian restaurant in America, Today’s Special still delivers some heartwarming, mouth-watering moments as it sends out life-affirming messages. (The non-food iteration of the title is “Today Is Special,” a nod to the film’s live-for-today message.) But what this agreeable rom-com lacks is spice, humor and passion. These same ingredients are missing in the life of Samir (Aasif Mandvi, who co-wrote the screenplay, based on his play). A sous chef who never gets the credit for his work behind the scenes, or earns the respect of his nagging parents, Samir reluctantly agrees to take over his family’s ramshackle establishment, Tandoori Palace, when his father falls

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ill. Having no background in Indian cooking, he hires Akbar (Naseeruddin Shah), a name-dropping cab driver who can create culinary sensations. Today’s Special should have been an amusing showcase for Daily Show correspondent Mandvi to be funny and charming, but he’s mostly an uptight mensch in fine shirts. Shah gets the film’s juiciest part as the magic guide who helps Samir find love, happiness and his true self. Today’s Special may be bland, but at least it looks delicious. —Gary M. Kramer (Ritz Five)

WILD TARGET|DCan someone please shoot the next filmmaker/screenwriter to suggest making a comedy about an aging hitman falling in love with his target? This staggeringly unfunny and unexciting action/farce/romance has hired assassin Victor (Bill Nighy, wasted in a rare leading role) botching his assignment to kill Rose (Emily Blunt, slumming) because she bewitches him. Rose is an alluring thief who does silly things like bicycle through museums and pull switcheroo cons as bad as her blond wig. But she’s so shrill and annoying, it makes no sense that Victor chooses to spare her. Their love is unlikely, too — even without Victor’s embarrassingly bad “gay panic” over Tony (Rupert Grint), a crime witness accompanying them. Tony supposedly caused Victor to lose his crackerjack killer timing, but in this case it’s director Jonathan Lynn (My Cousin Vinny) who can’t get it right. Dumb jokes — a killer who hasn’t heard of Rembrandt, and thinks potpourri is edible — fall flat. Moreover, the characters keep recounting the plot, as if audiences can’t keep up. The actors’ juvenile bickering is equally depressing. They deserve better, and so do viewers. Seriously, just stay home and rent Prizzi’s Honor or, hell, even Shadowboxer. —GMK (Ritz at the Bourse)

✚ CONTINUING DUE DATE|B In The Hangover,Todd Phillips left his cast’s most unlikable traits essentially unredeemed. Due Date initially carries over that unpleasantness to its two stars — Robert Downey Jr. as an architect whose blood pressure constantly threatens to boil over, and Zach Galifianakis as a socially inept would-be actor — but reveals a more conventional soft side as the two bond thanks to a combination of pot, Vicodin and near-death experiences. —S.B. (Pearl, Roxy, UA Grant, UA Riverview)

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MEGAMIND|C+ In Megamind, Will Ferrell voices a misshapen villain with brightly hued skin who discovers it’s more fulfilling to be a hero. Sound familiar? The movie’s built around the same old

lazy pop-culture riffs and classic-rock music cues. Ferrell’s done far more interesting voice work in live-action films than he has here, and Brad Pitt phones it in as Megamind’s heroic opposite. But Tina Fey puts her back into it as a Lois Lanian newscaster, spanning a greater range than she has thus far in the flesh. —S.A. (Pearl, UA 69th St., UA Grant, UA Riverview)

MORNING GLORY|BWhen bright-eyed Becky (Rachel McAdams) lands a job as executive producer of the fourth-best (read: worst) morning show in New York City, she’s tasked with turning shit into gold. While McAdams’ spunk keeps it from dragging, Morning Glory’s really about co-anchor Harrison Ford, whose character struggles with media’s reliance on fluff, comparing entertainment-heavy morning shows to eating a doughnut for breakfast instead of fiber

cereal. But in the end, the movie finds a way to have the best of both worlds. —Carolyn Huckabay (UA Riverview)

SAW 3D A haiku: Finally the Saw franchise is over, so stop torturing yourself. (Not reviewed) (UA Grant, UA Riverview)

SKYLINE A haiku: Aliens travel thousands of light years to kill that dude from that show. (Not reviewed) (Pearl, UA 69th St., UA Grant, UA Riverview)

UNSTOPPABLE|BTony Scott, fresh off his last Denzel Washington train movie, brings his action-fiend eye to this satisfying tale of an unmanned locomotive that folks are having a bit of trouble stop-

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with sprite Ariel and halfmonster Caliban. The Tempest, at tiny Act II Playhouse, promises unusual intimacy for a Shakespeare play, with just seven actors (Act II’s largest cast ever) creating all the roles in director Harriet Power’s version. Dirk Durossette’s scenic design promises to take everyone in the 130-seat theater into Prospero’s head — which, for many appreciators of Shakespeare’s final and most personal play, means into the Bard’s brain. Let’s go! —Mark Cofta Through Dec. 12, $12-$33, Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Pike, Ambler, 215-654-0200, act2.org.

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Nearly 400 years before Lost, William Shakespeare envisioned a magical (but less confounding) island where shipwrecked Prospero and daughter Miranda survive

Neither Russian, futuristic nor even plural, Torontonian nostalgiac Matthew Adam Hart makes cheap-sounding yet absurdly sumptuous bedroom synth-pop that sounds like a

10-times-dorkier Postal Service, or a sunnier ’90s-era Magnetic Fields with a penchant for thuggish hip-hop beats. His fourth album, The Weight’s on the Wheels (Upper Class), arrives after a five-and-a-halfyear gap, but he’s lost none of his plinky-plonky production decadence or his knack for tongue-twisty, Cole Porter-ish internal rhyme-play. —K. Ross Hoffman Thu., Nov. 18, 8 p.m., $5-$10, with Penrose, Arches and Caboder, Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Ave., 903-345-5790, dangerdangergallery.com.

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sonation skills and a coat rack full of wigs and costumes, Trinidadian actress Hazelle Goodman calls Don’t Get Me Started a one-woman show, but it’s really a 14-character comedy showcase. When she stomps onto the stage at Painted Bride this weekend, you’re likely to meet crotchety old Pops, crazy-ass Jerri CurlAnn and friends. If you’re extra lucky, Bertha will saunter out and knock you around with her big ol’ strapped-on booty. —Josh Middleton Fri.-Sat., Nov. 19-20, 8 p.m., $25, Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St., 215-925-9914, paintedbride.org.

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long for now. —John Vettese Fri., Nov. 19, 8 p.m., $19-$26, with Birdie Busch, World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com.

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Employees sought-part time account representatives, sales payment representatives, and bookkeepers. Computer literacy, 1-2 hours of internet access weekly, efficiency, and dedication required. If you are interested or would like further information, please contact kylebck@gmail.com. EMPLOYEES SOUGHT

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Homes for Sale 30,000 HOUSE FOR SALE:

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Beautiful Northeast Philadelphia home for sale in S a n d y fo r d Pa r k a r e a . 3 bedrooms,2.5 bath.All new windows,rugs,appliances.

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Great home in Olney with wallto-wall carpet, updated kitchen and bath, spacious bedrooms, full-length basement and backyard. For pictures and more details, visit http:// www.raquelsellsphillyhomes. com/2010/09/new-home-forsale-in-olney-5239-n-american-street/. To schedule your private showing, call Raquel at Penn Liberty Real Estate at 215-922-7900. NORTHERN LIBERTIES

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Apartments for Rent 2 BED, 2 BATH RENOVATED!

This ad is for a newly renovated two bedroom apartment located on South Broad Street. Rent is 1200 a month. 2 large Bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, large living room, full kitchen, and small dining area. Unit includes washer/dryer. Nice location... right by subway station. Please e-mail me at southphillyapt@gmail.com for pictures and more information. Thanks, $685 MT 2BR APARTMENT LOGAN

$685 two bedroom apartment. safe beautiful block> first month and security required to move in. 215 908 6521 HOUSE APARTMENT

Center City Great house apartment Near transportation and shops big kitchen $700’s Locators 215.922.3400 HUGE SUNNY 3 BDRM IN N.LIBS

Renovated in 2006, huge 3 bedroom apartment available for rent in Northern Liberties. Hardwood floors throughout, AC units, washer/dryer access and off-street parking available. Close to subway, resturants and nightlife. $1800/mo including water. Available 8/1. Small pets okay. Please contact Jason at 215327-2217. ONE BEDROOM AVAILABLE NOW.

Private entrance - one bedroom one bath - living room cathedral ceiling - two story foyer - full size washer/dryer - balcony - parking included. On promotion for $1,155.00 plus an additional $500.00 off first month on any new twelve month lease application. Two miles from Main Street, one mile from park & ride SEPTA, across from driving range. RENOVATED APARTMENT

Land/ Lots for Sale CENTER CITY LOT FOR SALE:

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Ar t Museum Utilities paid h i g h c e i l i n g s r e n ova t e d apartment $500’s Locators 215.922.3400 ROOMMATE STYLE TWO BEDROOM

20 acres, $0 down, $99/moth. Only $12,900. Near growing EL Paso, Texas. Guaranteed owner financing. NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money back guarantee. FREE Map/pictures. 866-257-4555 www.sunsettanches.com.

First floor convenience two bedroom/two bath. Private entrance, full size laundry, free parking. On promotion for $1,375.00 plus an additional $500.00 off first month on any new twelve month application. Two miles from Main Street, one mile from park/ride train station. Across from driving range. 215.482.4889

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OPEN HOUSE Nov. 21, 11am to 3pm. $1,000 finder’s fee if you buy/recommend buyer. Brick-front 4BR/3BA 3,450 sq.ft. in the heart of historic Fishtown! Central AC and

Beautiful Art Deco High-rise 1Bdrm Apt, Desk Attendant, HW Flrs, Updated Kitch, Onsite Laundry, Intercom Entry, Amazing Location! From $1080/Mo. 215-735-8030. Lic #219789.


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PENTHOUSE Avail! One of a kind spacious bi-level penthouse in historic Ar t Deco High-Rise, 3bdrms/ 3 Full Baths/ 2 half baths, 4 Lrg Terraces w/Amazing City Views, Entertainment Rm w/ Wet Bar, New Kitch w/ Granite Countertops, W/D, CA,

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Juniata Park 3 bedroom 2 story home basement patio garage dining room $850 Locators 215.922.3400 3 BEDROOM 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CEILINGS!

Ar t Museum 3 bedroom home yard hardwood floors 10 foot ceilings $1095 Locators 215.922.3400 LEASE PURCHASE!

S o u t hwe s t P h i l a d e l p h i a Lease purchase Single home 3 bedroom yard pets ok! Locators 215.922.3400 NEWLY RENOVATED

3 Bedroom Beautiful Bedroom- Full Sliding Mirror Beautiful Newly Painted Exterior $750 a Month 1929 Pierce St Philadelphia PA, 19145 Please Call 215-908-6115 RENOVATED 3 BEDROOM

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Enormous 3bdrm w/ 2 Full Baths in Beautiful Historic Brownstone, Full Size Washer/Dryer in Apt, HW Flrs, 2 Decorative Fireplaces, Hi Ceilings, Newly Remodeled Kitchen w/ Granite Countertop, Separate Dining Rm, Living Rm, & Family Rm, A/C, Spacious Rooms, Terrific Location! $2650/Mo. 215735-8030. #216850

Homes 3 BED HOUSE FOR RENT W/GAR

$900 per month. Available Now 3 Bed/1 Bath, Garage, Unfinished Basement. Ready to move in house. Utils not incl. only water. Located in the Overbrook area. If you need any more info please contact Kwame at (646)220-6683 4 BED BRING PETS!

Italian Market 2 story 4 bedroom house yard basement washer/dryer Bring pets! Locators 215.922.3400 4 BEDROOM WITH DEN

Northern Liberties 4 bedroom Twin pets welcomed den yard air No credit check! Locators 215.922.3400 800 S ALDEN ST-WEST PHILLY

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Graduate Hospital Large 3+ bedroom 2 baths Twin washer/dryer finished basement roof deck! Locators 215.922.3400 W.PHILLY 3BR HOUSE FOR RENT

Renovated 3 Bedroom/ 1 Bath House for rent in West Philadelphia near Fairmount Park. Home features updated kitchen, hardwood floors throughout the first floor, and carpet on the second floor. All bedrooms are very spacious. This home also has Central A/C. $800 per month plus utilities. Email or call 215-2798905 for more info.

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